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5.0 out of 5 stars Rural dignity amidst poverty, 14 April 2011
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This review is from: Lark Rise to Candleford: A Trilogy (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
The book is a work of art; the television series is a work of......no, Amazon would not permit the use of the word that springs to mind.

The opening chapter of Lark Rise to Candleford is possibly the best thing I have ever read. Written in beautiful clear unpretentious English, it is sincere, descriptive, informative, gentle.

This book about rural dignity amidst poverty takes the reader back to the realities of country life in the late 19th century.

Just about all the TV series has in common with the book is its name. If the TV series has lead you expect sentimentality and exaggerated characters, then do not buy the book, just watch the nodding bonnets and waggling backsides again on the DVD.

If on the other hand the TV series has understandably put you off by making you think that this a pink candyfloss tale, then there is a pleasant, refreshing surprise waiting for you between these pages.
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Initial post: 19 Jul 2012 14:22:31 BDT
Thank you! I'm reading the book now and loving it, even if it isn't my usual sort of read. I knew it had been made into a TV series. I don't like "twee" or sentimental books or TV series which I suspected the series might have been. Your comment has been helpful - I think I will stick with the book!
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